Why a Foodbank?

The Foodbank storesBACKGROUND

Now more than ever, in the current economic climate, there is a real need to provide Food Parcels to help people in difficulty in the Isle of Man – people who need a helping hand and support to get through a difficult time.

The Isle of Man Foodbank was set up by a number of local charities and faith communities, along with government representatives from Social Care and the Office of Fair Trading. The mission is to meet the unique local community needs. The scheme first went into action on 1st December 2013.


Isle of Man Foodbank provides crisis support in the form of food parcels to families and individuals who are referred to them when they are in crisis. Then, to help the person or family to get beyond the crisis, Foodbank will point them to relevant support organisations such as Debt Management, Life Skills, Careers and Budgeting.

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This is a very real and urgent need within our community and we need your help which could come in a number of different ways.

If you feel you, your company, your charity or your organization is able to offer support in any or all of the areas given, don’t hesitate to get in touch via 07624 311550